Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, as per recent reports last week, has announced a $600m investment for the company’s data center expansion plans in Mayes County, Oklahoma, and its largest-ever computer science education grant.
With this recent investment in Oklahoma, the company has in total invested over $3bn in the state, creating more than 500 jobs.
In his statement, Mr. Pichai said that this data center expansion plan is a part of the company’s $13bn investment in expanding its data center facilities across the US. Also, earlier last week, Google has announced new investments in Michigan, along with its new data center plan for Texas.
“This site is an important part of our global network of data centers,” states Pichai. “This network is what powers your searches, your email, all of the photos you store and treasure, and the maps that help you find the fastest way home. And that network includes 13 locations around the world, with new data centers underway in eight additional locations. The people of Mayes County shared our sense of optimism from the very start. That optimism is why, when Google proposed building a data center here in 2007, you welcomed us with open arms.”
Google also announced that it’ll be investing to train young people to learn computer science to groom them as per the needs of today’s working world. The internet giant, early, since 2017, has been working together with the National 4-H Council to create a computer science curriculum.
“Today we are pleased to be able to build on this work with a $6 million grant to support computer science education in 4-H chapters across the country,” Pichai adds. “This is our largest ever computer science education grant from Google.org. It will help ensure that young people in Oklahoma and 25 other states have access to the curriculum, training, and devices to learn and grow their coding skills.”